Nettle.Stinging nettle,Nettle leaf,Nettle root,Common Stinging Nettle?Therapeutics and Pharmacology,Historical or traditional use of Nettle.


Applications and Properties:


Nettle Urtica Dioica Urticae radix Stinging NettleAntiviral activity.
Cell proliferation inhibition.
Interaction with sex hormone binding globulin(SHBG).
Allergies:Nettle is antiallergenic.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
Menorrhagia(Excessive menstruation).
Mild diuretic effect.
Infections of the urinary tract,Kidney and bladder stones,Rheumatism.
Regulate blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol levels.
Relieve joint pain and muscle aches.
Reduce histamine and against allergen.
Dispelling wind and removing obstruction in the meridians,
Suppressing hyperactive liver arresting convulsion,
Removing food retention relaxing the bowels,
Relieve internal heat or fever(disintoxication).


The root is indicated in the symptomatic treatment of micturition disorders such as nocturia, pollakisuria, dysuria and urine retention and in benign prostatic hyperplasia.

The CHMM(Chinese Herbal Materia Medica) suggested the herb nettle nature warm,taste bitter hot spicy,poisonous,mainly indicated for rheumatism pain,postpartum convulsions,infantile convulsion(child fright wind,Febrile convulsion),the sequelae of infantile paralysis,hypertension(high blood pressure,hypertensive disease),indigestion(cacochylia,dyspepsia,hypopepsia,dyspepsy),constipation,Respect for measles,traumatic injury(injuries from falls, fractures, contusions and strains),snake bite,etc.Dosage suggested for internal oral taken as decoction 5 to 10grams,external application proper amount pound juice,paste or wash decoction.

Safety and Toxicity:

Nettle Urtica Dioica Urticae radix Stinging NettleThe LD50 of a Nettle leaf infusion in rats by gavage was determined to be 1.31 gram/kg. When used in recommended doses for treatment of mild to moderate BPH for up to two years for allergic rhinitis for one week, for arthritis for two weeks and for pain (topically) for one week.

The FDA placed it on their formerly maintained list of 'Herbs of Undefined Safety.'Nettle appears to be relatively safe to use for most ailments.Stick to typically recommended dosages,however.Sometimes nettle tea or other oral preparations-especially in large amounts--can cause stomach upset,urine suppression,burning sensations on the skin,and other uncomfortable reactions.Be sure to drink plenty of fluids if you are taking nettle preparations as a diuretic.Given reports that the herb can cause uterine contractions in rabbits,pregnant women may want to avoid oral formulations altogethor,just to be safe,although no cases of miscarriage or other pregnancy-related complications can be found in the literature.In rare cases,nettle causes allergic reactions.


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  • Name:Nettle Extract
  • Serie No:R018.
  • Specifications:4:1 TLC Silica 1%UV; Beta-Sterols 1%UV
  • EINECS/ELINCS No.:281-685-5
  • CAS:84012-40-8
  • Chem/IUPAC Name:Urtica Dioica Extract is an extract of the aerial parts of the nettle,Urtica dioica,Urticaceae
  • Other Names:Uritca Dioica Extract.Urtica Galeopsifolia Extract.Urticae Herba Extract.Urticae Radix Extract.Uritca dioica,Urtica galeopsifolia,Urtica.gracilis,Urtica.lyallii,U.gracilis,U.lyallii,Urticae herba,Urticae radix,Stinging nettle,nettle leaf,nettle root,Common Nettle,Great Stinging Nettle,Hsieh-tzu-ts'ao,Grande ortie,Grosse brandnetel,Ortiga,Grande ortica,Gerrais,Isirgan,Kazink,Nabat Al Nar,Ortie,Urtiga,Chichicaste,Brennessel,Gross d Ortie,Racine d Ortie,Grote Brandnetel,Ortiga Mayor,Devils Leaf.Xun Ma.

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Nettle Extract INCI Name Urtica Dioica Extract EINECS ELINCS No 281-685-5 CAS 84012-40-8 Urticae radix Extracts Nettle Root Extract

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